The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 813 932 960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 21.56% 23.48% 23.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 63.81% 60.92% 57.45%
Number of salaries quoted 725 869 884
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
SQL Server
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1274 1530 1671
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 33.79% 38.54% 41.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1092 1339 1514
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,850
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Manchester region.

SQL Server Salary Trend in Manchester

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in Manchester

SQL Server
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton +2 69 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Stockport +3 36 £32,000 -14.66% 9
Wigan +5 35 £38,250 -11.04% 4
Rochdale +3 16 £45,000 +42.85% 1
Altrincham -10 15 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Salford -1 13 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Oldham +1 9 £22,500 -30.76% 5
Sale - 8 £37,500 - 2
Cheadle +2 6 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Ashton-under-Lyne - 6 £30,000 - 1
Bury +6 4 £42,500 +73.46% 4
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 940 (59.27%) .NET
2 903 (56.94%) C#
3 761 (47.98%) ASP.NET
4 731 (46.09%) SQL
5 573 (36.13%) Microsoft
6 519 (32.72%) Agile Software Development
7 500 (31.53%) HTML
8 469 (29.57%) MVC
9 456 (28.75%) JavaScript
10 409 (25.79%) Windows
11 402 (25.35%) CSS
12 383 (24.15%) SQL Server 2008
13 315 (19.86%) ASP.NET MVC
14 291 (18.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 281 (17.72%) TDD
16 279 (17.59%) jQuery
17 262 (16.52%) Finance
18 258 (16.27%) WCF
19 256 (16.14%) T-SQL
20 255 (16.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 250 (15.76%) XML
22 241 (15.20%) MS Excel
23 234 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
24 228 (14.38%) Web Services
25 209 (13.18%) OO
26 197 (12.42%) VB.NET
27 193 (12.17%) Degree
28 176 (11.10%) HTML5
29 174 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
30 171 (10.78%) .NET Framework

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 152 (9.58%) SharePoint
2 104 (6.56%) IIS
3 79 (4.98%) Node.js
4 63 (3.97%) MS Exchange
5 50 (3.15%) CMS
6 41 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 29 (1.83%) Umbraco
8 27 (1.70%) WebLogic
9 25 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
9 25 (1.58%) WebSphere
10 24 (1.51%) Sitecore CMS
11 17 (1.07%) Apache
12 16 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
13 15 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
13 15 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
14 14 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
15 13 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
16 10 (0.63%) Tomcat
17 9 (0.57%) SAS
17 9 (0.57%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 241 (15.20%) MS Excel
2 66 (4.16%) MS Office
3 42 (2.65%) PowerPivot
4 20 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.063%) MS Project
8 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
2 17 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.44%) Magento
5 6 (0.38%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.13%) Tridion
7 1 (0.063%) Exstream
7 1 (0.063%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.063%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.063%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.063%) FRx
7 1 (0.063%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.063%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 57 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (0.95%) Office 365
5 12 (0.76%) SaaS
6 6 (0.38%) Yammer
7 4 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (0.25%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 68 (4.29%) Firewall
2 58 (3.66%) SAN
3 55 (3.47%) HTTP
4 48 (3.03%) Internet
5 40 (2.52%) DNS
5 40 (2.52%) LAN
6 32 (2.02%) WAN
7 30 (1.89%) VPN
7 30 (1.89%) DHCP
8 22 (1.39%) TCP/IP
9 17 (1.07%) Intranet
9 17 (1.07%) Wireless
10 11 (0.69%) NAS
10 11 (0.69%) VLAN
11 10 (0.63%) SMTP
11 10 (0.63%) VoIP
11 10 (0.63%) LDAP
12 9 (0.57%) SSL
12 9 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (0.50%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 383 (24.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 291 (18.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 255 (16.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 137 (8.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 132 (8.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 119 (7.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 114 (7.19%) Relational Database
8 110 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
9 77 (4.85%) RDBMS
10 74 (4.67%) MySQL
11 48 (3.03%) Oracle Database
12 43 (2.71%) SQL Server 2000
13 37 (2.33%) OLAP
14 33 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
15 31 (1.95%) DB2
16 25 (1.58%) MongoDB
17 23 (1.45%) Oracle Exadata
18 21 (1.32%) NoSQL
19 20 (1.26%) Data Mining
20 17 (1.07%) DTS
Development Applications
1 102 (6.43%) Visual Studio
2 77 (4.85%) NUnit
3 76 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 49 (3.09%) Subversion
5 40 (2.52%) Git (software)
6 33 (2.08%) Moq
7 25 (1.58%) MSTest
8 22 (1.39%) Maven
9 19 (1.20%) Rhino Mocks
10 18 (1.13%) JIRA
11 17 (1.07%) TeamCity
12 15 (0.95%) Selenium
12 15 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 14 (0.88%) SpecFlow
14 11 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
14 11 (0.69%) ReSharper
15 9 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 9 (0.57%) Cucumber
16 8 (0.50%) Xcode
17 7 (0.44%) Mercurial
General
1 262 (16.52%) Finance
2 66 (4.16%) Retail
3 45 (2.84%) Games
4 42 (2.65%) Marketing
5 36 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 22 (1.39%) Advertising
7 19 (1.20%) Banking
8 10 (0.63%) Telecoms
8 10 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.57%) Local Government
10 7 (0.44%) Automotive
11 6 (0.38%) Music Industry
12 5 (0.32%) Legal
13 4 (0.25%) Law
13 4 (0.25%) Billing
14 3 (0.19%) Back Office
14 3 (0.19%) iGaming
15 1 (0.063%) German Language
15 1 (0.063%) Electronics
15 1 (0.063%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 977 (61.60%) Developer
2 484 (30.52%) .NET Developer
3 322 (20.30%) C# Developer
4 241 (15.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 188 (11.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 185 (11.66%) Senior Developer
7 177 (11.16%) Analyst
8 158 (9.96%) ASP.NET Developer
9 134 (8.45%) Software Developer
10 93 (5.86%) DBA
11 92 (5.80%) Senior .NET Developer
12 78 (4.92%) Senior C# Developer
12 78 (4.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 76 (4.79%) Web Developer
14 65 (4.10%) SQL DBA
15 62 (3.91%) Architect
16 57 (3.59%) Support Engineer
17 56 (3.53%) Administrator
18 52 (3.28%) C# Software Developer
19 48 (3.03%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 940 (59.27%) .NET
2 761 (47.98%) ASP.NET
3 500 (31.53%) HTML
4 402 (25.35%) CSS
5 315 (19.86%) ASP.NET MVC
6 279 (17.59%) jQuery
7 258 (16.27%) WCF
8 250 (15.76%) XML
9 228 (14.38%) Web Services
10 176 (11.10%) HTML5
11 171 (10.78%) .NET Framework
12 121 (7.63%) LINQ
13 98 (6.18%) Ajax
14 91 (5.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 82 (5.17%) SOAP
16 81 (5.11%) CSS3
17 76 (4.79%) KnockoutJS
18 69 (4.35%) WPF
19 65 (4.10%) JSON
19 65 (4.10%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 174 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (4.79%) Enterprise Software
3 62 (3.91%) Management Information System
4 51 (3.22%) N-Tier
5 46 (2.90%) Mobile App
6 44 (2.77%) Clustering
7 42 (2.65%) Computer Science
8 39 (2.46%) Replication
9 38 (2.40%) iPhone
10 34 (2.14%) Inversion of Control
11 26 (1.64%) Streaming Music
11 26 (1.64%) NHS
12 23 (1.45%) FlexPod
13 21 (1.32%) Client/Server
14 17 (1.07%) User Experience
15 12 (0.76%) Statistics
16 11 (0.69%) Data Integration
17 9 (0.57%) Informatics
18 8 (0.50%) Visualisation
19 7 (0.44%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 409 (25.79%) Windows
2 92 (5.80%) Android
3 83 (5.23%) Linux
4 58 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (2.77%) UNIX
6 41 (2.59%) Apple iOS
7 38 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (2.02%) Windows XP
9 28 (1.77%) Solaris
9 28 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (1.70%) Windows 7
11 24 (1.51%) Windows 8
12 23 (1.45%) AIX
12 23 (1.45%) HPUX
12 23 (1.45%) OS/400
12 23 (1.45%) zOS
12 23 (1.45%) SUSE
13 21 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
14 8 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 519 (32.72%) Agile Software Development
2 469 (29.57%) MVC
3 281 (17.72%) TDD
4 234 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
5 209 (13.18%) OO
6 166 (10.47%) Scrum
7 156 (9.84%) Software Engineering
8 147 (9.27%) Web Development
9 138 (8.70%) Web Application Development
10 136 (8.58%) Project Management
11 103 (6.49%) E-Commerce
12 100 (6.31%) CRM
13 96 (6.05%) Dependency Injection
14 95 (5.99%) Unit Testing
14 95 (5.99%) Mentoring
15 93 (5.86%) Coaching
16 90 (5.67%) ITIL
17 84 (5.30%) Performance Tuning
18 83 (5.23%) Domain-Driven Design
19 78 (4.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 903 (56.94%) C#
2 731 (46.09%) SQL
3 456 (28.75%) JavaScript
4 256 (16.14%) T-SQL
5 197 (12.42%) VB.NET
6 80 (5.04%) VB
7 77 (4.85%) Java
8 72 (4.54%) PHP
9 63 (3.97%) VBA
10 51 (3.22%) PowerShell
11 42 (2.65%) C++
12 33 (2.08%) C
13 23 (1.45%) VB6
14 21 (1.32%) Python
15 19 (1.20%) VBScript
16 18 (1.13%) Ruby
17 12 (0.76%) Objective-C
17 12 (0.76%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.50%) Delphi
19 5 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 193 (12.17%) Degree
2 57 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (1.13%) MCP
4 17 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 17 (1.07%) MCTS
5 13 (0.82%) ISEB
5 13 (0.82%) Security Cleared
6 12 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (0.69%) CCNA
7 11 (0.69%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.63%) NCDA
8 10 (0.63%) MCSE
8 10 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.57%) MCITP
9 9 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (0.50%) CISM
10 8 (0.50%) CISSP
11 5 (0.32%) CCA
11 5 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (0.32%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.59%) QA
2 25 (1.58%) SLA
3 20 (1.26%) WAI
4 13 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.13%) HL7
System Software
1 104 (6.56%) Active Directory
2 80 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (3.78%) Hyper-V
4 35 (2.21%) vSphere
5 23 (1.45%) KVM
5 23 (1.45%) XenDesktop
6 9 (0.57%) XenApp
7 6 (0.38%) XenServer
8 2 (0.13%) vCloud
8 2 (0.13%) Varnish
9 1 (0.063%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.063%) NFS
9 1 (0.063%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.063%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (1.51%) Tivoli
2 9 (0.57%) SCCM
3 7 (0.44%) WSUS
4 6 (0.38%) SCOM
4 6 (0.38%) WMI
5 4 (0.25%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.25%) Puppet
5 4 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.19%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.13%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.13%) vMotion
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.063%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.063%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.063%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.063%) Control-M
Vendors
1 573 (36.13%) Microsoft
2 139 (8.76%) Oracle
3 119 (7.50%) VMware
4 65 (4.10%) NetApp
5 64 (4.04%) Cisco
6 41 (2.59%) HP
7 40 (2.52%) Google
8 33 (2.08%) Red Hat
9 32 (2.02%) Citrix
10 29 (1.83%) EMC
11 27 (1.70%) Juniper
12 25 (1.58%) IBM
12 25 (1.58%) Sitecore
13 23 (1.45%) Brocade
13 23 (1.45%) BMC
13 23 (1.45%) CA
13 23 (1.45%) CheckPoint
13 23 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
13 23 (1.45%) Symantec
14 18 (1.13%) SAP
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Comtecs
Salary: £33000 - £35000 Per Annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Newton Blue
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + benefits and 35 hour week 9am-5pm
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 75,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sale, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + On-call / bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago